Date delivered: Nov. 1, 2016
Message type: mailer
Message tone: negative
About the message: This mailer from Patriot Majority New Mexico criticizes Republican Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes for being endorsed by the National Rifle Association, which opposes tighter background checks on gun sales. Maestas Barnes received an "A" on the NRA's report card. Maestas Barnes is being challenged by Democrat Ane Romero.
About the messenger: Patriot Majority New Mexico is a super PAC that takes unlimited contributions and makes independent expenditures that aren's supposed to be coordinated with candidates or political parties. The group is an off-shoot of a national super PAC.
The messenger's money: In New Mexico, the group has received money from various labor unions and, most recently, from Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for stronger gun laws.